Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Career Opportunities

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Anesthesiology Faculty

Our department serves one of the nation’s largest integrated delivery systems and is actively recruiting faculty (open rank) who are committed to excellence in clinical care, teaching, and/or research. Our diverse anesthesiology group provides a variety of challenging cases for generalists and other anesthesiology specialists. We are seeking highly-talented applicants to join our healthcare system and offer opportunities in acute and chronic pain and neuro, cardiac, critical care, obstetric, and general anesthesiology throughout a 17-hospital system. Fellowship training or substantial experience is required in these subspecialties. Successful candidates must be ABA board-eligible or certified and qualify for an unrestricted Pennsylvania medical license. The ability to work with a highly productive team is critical to the success of this position. Leadership, educational, and research opportunities are available.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation via email to David G. Metro, MD, FASA at

Vice Chair for Clinical Research

We are seeking a senior level, high-achieving physician-investigator for the tenure-track position of Vice Chair for Clinical Research. We have a rich history of investigations in resuscitation medicine and anesthesia mechanisms, a reputation as a nationally leading academic anesthesiology department, and have consistently ranked among the top institutions in NIH funding. The Vice Chair for Clinical Research will oversee and direct our Clinical Research Program. The successful candidate must be a federally-funded physician-investigator with a track record of high-quality clinical research accomplishments and sustained extramural research funding. As the leader of the department’s clinical research enterprise, excellent interpersonal skills and political acumen are essential to expand the department’s multi-disciplinary clinical research portfolio. Strong strategic leadership and mentorship skills are crucial characteristics required for success.

Core responsibilities for the Vice Chair for Clinical Research include not only advancing their own clinical and translational research, but also mentoring a pool of talented scholars among residents and fellows; providing strong support for a cadre of promising junior and mid-level faculty scholars; expanding clinical and translational research programs; and promoting multi-disciplinary and nationally/internationally collaborative clinical research projects, thus continuing to elevate the department’s status and impact on clinical and translational anesthesiology research. Adding to already established clinical research support systems, the department has committed to providing sufficient financial, administrative, and logistic support to the Vice Chair for Clinical Research to achieve these exciting goals.

Qualified candidates must possess an MD or PhD. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. 

To apply or nominate a candidate for this position or to request additional information, please contact:

Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD, MBA, Peter and Eva Safar Professor and Chair
Executive Assistant: Jennifer Branik, Tel:  412-647-2813

Chief, Perioperative Services, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology

We are seeking a senior level, academically oriented, experienced physician for the position of Chief, Perioperative Services, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology . The Chief will oversee and direct cardiovascular anesthesiology services spread over multiple UPMC locations. The successful candidate will provide system-level leadership and management consistent with the overall mission of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, coordinating the delivery of perioperative care of cardiovascular patients requiring anesthesia, developing and maintaining a team of qualified anesthesia care providers, developing evidence-based standards for the delivery of cardiovascular anesthesia care, and administering objective quality management for cardiovascular anesthesia care in compliance with hospital and JCAHO standards and regulations. The selected Chief will be appointed to the health system’s active medical staff as well as to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Faculty.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated clinical experience and proven interpersonal skills, with a strong interest in advancing the academic, research, educational and clinical mission of the department. The candidate must be board-certified in anesthesiology; possess a medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; have trained through a cardiac anesthesiology fellowship or amassed equivalent experience; possess National Board of Echocardiography Advanced PTE Certification; and have proven administrative and clinical care expertise. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should apply by sending their curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation via email to Mark E. Hudson, MD, MBA at

UPMC Altoona Anesthesiologists

We are seeking highly-talented applicants to join our team at UPMC Altoona, providing opportunities for both general anesthesiologists and cardiac anesthesiology subspecialists. Successful candidates must be ABA board-eligible or certified and qualify for an unrestricted Pennsylvania medical license. The ability to work with a highly productive team is critical to the success of this position. UPMC Altoona Hospital and UPMC Altoona Regional Health System serve a primary service area comprised of six counties in central Pennsylvania with a patient population of 350,000 - 400,000. The secondary and tertiary service areas for trauma and stroke service lines comprises an 18-county area with a total population of 1,000,000. UPMC Altoona is a PA Trauma Systems Foundation-accredited Level 2 trauma center, a regional cardiology, cardiac and vascular surgery center, and a regional cancer center. UPMC Altoona provides endovascular neurology/neuro-intervention and neurosurgery, behavioral health, vascular & wound care, and is a JCAHO-Accredited Stroke Center.

More about UPMC Altoona and the surrounding community (PDF)

Interested candidated should send their CV and three letters of recommendation via e-mail to David G. Metro, MD, FASA or Aman Mahajan, MD, PHD, MBA at

Interventional Pain Physician

The UPMC Pain Medicine Division is seeking a BC/BE fellowship-trained interventional pain physician to join a rapidly growing group practice at multiple locations in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.  The position will focus on growing a neuromodulation service in the context of a comprehensive multimodal approach to pain care that we take in our division. The University of Pittsburgh-affiliated position presents a great opportunity to join other physicians in a state-of-the-art outpatient facility (which includes inpatient services) and pursue research interests, with four or five days a week of clinical effort. Competitive compensation includes salary, incentives, benefits, retirement, and malpractice insurance. ​

The UPMC Division of Pain Medicine is a program of comprehensive research, clinical, and educational components committed to the evaluation and treatment of the entire range of pain, disability, and rehabilitation concerns. The division offers an interdisciplinary team approach that includes dedicated professionals from several different specialties, including medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, psychiatry, and neurology. This multidimensional treatment approach addresses the complex interaction between biological, psychological, and social factors in the perception and management of pain.


  • Evaluating and diagnosing pain disorders and formulating appropriate treatment plans such as interventions or medical management
  • Evaluating patients with a multidisciplinary team to determine which candidates are appropriate for multimodal treatment plans
  • Emphasizing neuromodulation in the treatment plan and helping to grow this service
  • Providing quality of care in a professional manner
  • Practicing and living the UPMC core values and the division’s strategic plan


  • Pennsylvania medical license
  • DEA
  • ABA Certification in Pain Management​

Address: UPMC Mercy, St. Margaret, Presbyterian/Shadyside, and Horizon locations

 Interested candidates should apply by sending their curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation via email to Ajay Wasan, MD, MSc at

NIH T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellows

We are actively recruiting physicians who are committed to both excellence in clinical care and research for an NIH-funded research training program. Most trainees are recruited from anesthesiology residency programs, but individuals from other clinical specialties may be considered if their research interest is focused on problems in anesthesiology. Trainees are expected to spend at least two years in the program and devote a minimum of 80% effort toward their research.

More information on the program and eligibility requirements can be found on our post-doc research training page.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Nurse Anesthetists

UPMC has regular job offerings for CRNAs for our department at various UPMC facilities/hospitals. CRNAs will provide anesthetic care for all types of patients in collaboration with the supervising physician and under the standards of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.

For questions regarding CRNA positions, contact:

Adrienne Scarpino (Administrative Manager)
(412) 647-2992
To submit a resume or CV to our recruitment team, please click here.